Skin pigmentation can take the form of freckles, age spots or larger patches of discolored skin. The most common form is hyperpigmentation, which is the excess production of the skin pigment melanin, appearing as localized patches, which are darker than the surrounding skin. The patches are typically non-raised, as the hyperpigmentation occurs beneath the top layer of skin.
Pigmentation can be caused by excess sun exposure, injury, post-inflammation/acne or hormonal changes. IPL treatment can help to reduce the appearance of many forms of pigmentation.
IPL can improve the appearance of:
• Darker patches
• Age Spots Sun spots
• Some brown birthmarks
• Marks left from scars